Indigofera arrecta Hochst. ex A. Rich.

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Indigofera arrecta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Nyakupinga Bridge between Juliasdale and Mutare

Indigofera arrecta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Nyakupinga Bridge between Juliasdale and Mutare

Indigofera arrecta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Vumba road near Samango Cottage/Westaway.

Indigofera arrecta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Vumba road near Samango Cottage/Westaway.

Indigofera arrecta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Vumba road near Samango Cottage/Westaway.

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Synonyms:
Common names: African indigo (English)
Frequency:
Status:
Description:
Shrubby perennial up to 2.5 m. Leaves imparipinnate with 6-10 pairs of narrowly elliptic leaflets and a terminal leaflet. Flowers in short dense axillary inflorescences, pale to deep pink; bracts and stalks covered in dense dark hairs. Fruit a straight cylindric pod, 2-3 cm.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: arrecta: pointing upwards, diverging from axis at a narrow angle
Habitat:
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Nov - May
Worldwide distribution:
Mozambique distribution: Z,T,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m, shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 44.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 221.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 245.

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Pages 132 - 133.

Other sources of information about Indigofera arrecta:

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Flora of Zambia: Indigofera arrecta
Flora of Zimbabwe: Indigofera arrecta

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Indigofera arrecta
African Plant Database: Indigofera arrecta
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Indigofera arrecta
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Indigofera arrecta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Indigofera arrecta
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Indigofera arrecta
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Indigofera arrecta
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Indigofera arrecta
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Indigofera arrecta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Indigofera arrecta
Ispot Southern Africa: Indigofera arrecta
JSTOR Plant Science: Indigofera arrecta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Indigofera arrecta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Indigofera arrecta
The Plant List (version 1.1): Indigofera arrecta
Tropicos: Indigofera arrecta


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Indigofera arrecta.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=128630, retrieved 23 November 2017

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